Hippocrates Oath Father of Medicine Tablet in English Gift for Doctor Gold Tone Alabaster 6.5″

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Hippocrates Oath Father of Medicine Tablet in English Gift for Doctor Gold Tone Alabaster 6.5″

Height: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Weight: 1.19 lbs (540 gr)

The Hippocratic Oath is an oath of ethics historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. The oath is the earliest expression of medical ethics in the Western world, establishing several principles of medical ethics which remain of paramount significance today. These include the principles of medical confidentiality and non-maleficence. As the seminal articulation of certain principles that continue to guide and inform medical practice, the ancient text is of more than historic and symbolic value. Swearing a modified form of the oath remains a rite of passage for medical graduates in many countries.

Hippocrates is often called the father of medicine in Western culture. The original oath was written in Ionic Greek, between the fifth and third centuries BC. It is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus.

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